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Old 20-Jun-2012, 4:59 PM   #1
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OTA lanaudiere signal strength reduced

Hello,

My Father is the Lanaudiere region. I set him up for DTV last year but a few weeks
back the signal was apparently reduced in strength.

This is close to Rawdon, ST Alphonse Rodriguez, Chertsey

Is it possible signal strength has been reduced or the antenna relocated?

I tried 2 converters that worked there previously. I tried 2 antenna amplifiers.
One decoder shows weak signal for stations i had previously. I loose signal
if i disconnect the amplifier or the antenna. A small antenna instead of the roof
one gives no signal either. This indicate amplifier and antenna are still functionnal.
It could be a bad connection somewhere.

My father will not pay for pay tv at his chalet.

Sylvain
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Old 20-Jun-2012, 6:10 PM   #2
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You will need to post a TVF radar report. Follow the instructions at the top of the Help with reception page.
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Old 20-Jun-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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ALL questions and answers about Broadcast Tv Reception and More.

A live and active tvfool radar report is required , http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=4.

Make the antenna height 25 feet.

How many Tv's are/will be connected.
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Old 27-Jun-2012, 11:37 AM   #4
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OTA lanaudiere signal strength reduced

I have this report:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...1349ee55e2715f

This seem normal to me. Around -65 to -90 db for channels my father is
interested in. What is considered acceptable signal for a digital-analog
converter (Insigna)? Maybe the antena. is damaged. It is about 30ft
above ground level but there are some hills in the area. I tried 2 amplifiers,
2 converters.

Sylvain
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Old 27-Jun-2012, 4:29 PM   #5
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Do you see physical damage to the antenna? If so, your skills and ability will determine whether you need to replace the antenna or improvise a repair.

Water may have gotten into a connector and then the coax. The matching transformer is also subject to moisture damage. Connections exposed to the weather need to be sealed before water gets in. Once there is water in the coax, the only practical solution is to replace it. Products such as Coax-Seal and Scotch 2228 are designed to form a long lasting weather proof seal.

Your TV Fool report appears to be based on a Postal Code, not a specific address. Included in the title of your report, "WARNING: Address was only resolved to zip code level and might not be that close to your actual location. For more accurate results, try entering a specific address or coordinates." The existing report may not represent your situation accurately. If you start with the Interactive TV Maps you'll be able to pin-point your exact location, then generate a custom TV Fool Report which will be more helpful and accurate.
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If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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Old 28-Jun-2012, 12:19 AM   #6
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ALL questions and answers about broadcast tv reception and More.

Fauvel , YES I can help.

Make tvfool report with the EXACT address.

The tvfool report you provided is the Default 10 foot antenna height.

Make the antenna height 25 or 30 feet.

Last edited by Electron; 28-Jun-2012 at 5:17 AM.
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